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Maria's South Indian Cooking Class

Burgher Street ,Fort Cochin. | Fort Paradise Garden Cafe, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 97468 87454
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A perfect way to discover the South Indian Cuisine!

I had only done one cookery class before this and I must say, it exceed my expectations enormously... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2014
adeleweatherley
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Kochi (Cochin), India
Basic but competent

We had booked far ahead for the top rated cooking class (by Trip Advisor) in Kerala up at Munnar... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2014
John O
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Townsville, Australia
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Burgher Street ,Fort Cochin. | Fort Paradise Garden Cafe, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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+91 97468 87454
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

I had only done one cookery class before this and I must say, it exceed my expectations enormously. Maria welcomes you into her home warmly and immerses you into the rich culture of South India. He extensive knowledge of the famous spices of India as...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We had booked far ahead for the top rated cooking class (by Trip Advisor) in Kerala up at Munnar however when that was cancelled at the last minute by the hospitalisation of the operator we chose the second best which was Marias in Fort Kochi...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Maria is a delight, and she and her family were very welcoming. I came for one class, and ended up coming back all week. Maria is a font of knowledge, and as well as working with her students to teach the recipes of the student's...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Taking a cooking class is fast becoming a standard part of my itinerary when I travel. I asked my tour organiser to organise me a cooking class so he booked me a session with Maria. What came across to me most forcefully is that there...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Maria and George welcomed us into their home and we had a great afternoon learning from Maria all about South Indian cooking. When we popped in to book, she talked through what we'd like to cook, suggesting things we could do and what would work...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

We called Maria one week ahead to make our reservation for Sunday evening. She generally teaches 2 classes per day. Price per person depends on your choice of veg or non-veg. She started off the class by sharing copies of her recipes with us. She...More

1  Thank Joyce T
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Participating in a Keralan cooking class was a highlight of our trip. It was great for my partner and I to have a one on one cooking class on our own. All the prep had been done in advance of us arriving,plus she walked us...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This lesson could not have suited me better. Maria taught me some basic Keralan spice combinations and advised me on how to extend my repertoire to provide a varied range of meals. Her helpful menu print outs have ensured that I can recreate dishes now...More

2  Thank gerald w
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Engaging and enthusiastic, Maria and her husband welcome you into their 300 year old Portuguese home, and invite you to learn the easy yet delicious south indian cooking. Tips include how to make coconut creme, coconut milk, cashew nut butter, and how to combine and...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Learning how to cook with Indian spices from Maria was one of the highlights from our visit to Kochi. She is informative, friendly, and patient, and best of all, the food was delicious! I can't wait to use what I've learned back home.

1  Thank s_r_thomps
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Sandra L
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Response from Sonnie2010 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandra, sorry for the delay I only just saw your question. I think Kochi is definitely worth a visit. You could stop by there for 2 nights and spend a couple of days up at Munnar in the tea plantations for a night as... More
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Response from Emma L | Reviewed this property |
I have her cell, but trip advisor will not allow me to post it on here, but if you're in the area, you can easily stop by and make the appointment in person. You need to pre-book as she will make sure she has availability... More
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